Skilled Murfreesboro Sex Crimes Attorneys Fight for Your Rights and Your Future

Don’t face a sex crime charge without us by your side

There are few crimes that are more serious than a sex crime. The stigma of being convicted of a sex crime, and the permanent registration as a sex offender, can follow an individual for the rest of his life. It impacts every aspect of your life, including your family and your career. The Murfreesboro sex crimes defense attorneys at Dotson & Taylor stand by your side when you need it most.

With decades of combined legal experience, we have the skills and determination you need to combat serious sex crime charges. We help you understand the nature of the charges against you and make sure you have all the information necessary to make informed decisions. We work hard to protect the falsely accused. Behind the scenes and in open court, we make sure that your rights are protected.

Sex crimes in Tennessee carry serious penalties

Tennessee has stiff penalties if convicted of a sex crime. Common sex crimes and penalties include:

  • Prostitution – Prostitution, and patronizing a prostitute, are both misdemeanors for which the court could impose a sentence for up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $500, or both.
  • Child pornography – At a minimum, it is a felony for which the court could impose between two and twelve years in prison, and a fine of up to $5,000.
  • Sexual battery – A felony for which the court could impose between one and six years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000.
  • Statutory rape – The punishment for statutory rape hinges on the difference between the age of the victim and the age of the defendant. For instance, if victim is 15 years old and the defendant is more than five (but less than ten) years older, the crime is a felony for which the court could impose between one and six years in prison, and a fine of up to $3,000. However, if the victim is at least 13 but the defendant is 10 years older (or more), the court could impose between two and twelve years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.
  • Aggravated rape – A felony for which the court could impose between fifteen and sixty years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

The sex crime charges against you should not be taken lightly. Some people assume  charges are not serious because it is just a “he said, she said” situation. But that fact alone does not mean you will be automatically cleared of charges. Further, a sex crime conviction can result in incarceration, heavy fines, mandatory lifetime sex offender registration, and a permanent criminal record. There is just too much at risk to trust your case to an inexperienced criminal defense attorney. Trust our Murfreesboro sex crimes defense attorneys to provide the hard-hitting defense strategy you need. We work hard, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to your rights, your freedom and your future

If you are facing sex crime charges, contact our knowledgeable Murfreesboro criminal defense attorneys today for help

At Dotson & Taylor, our Murfreesboro criminal defense attorneys understand the gravity of the situation you are facing. We provide the aggressive defense representation you need to fight your sex crime charges. We respond promptly to emails and phone calls and meet clients at the police station or detention facilities if necessary. Contact us online or call 615-890-1982 to discuss your case and schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is conveniently located downtown near the courthouse and is easy to find–next to the historic City Café. We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.